Guide to the pyramids of Egypt
This volume presents a comprehensive and in-depth description of all the principal pyramids and the great Memphite necropolis of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. This guide explores the heart of the pyramids and unravels their mysteries by including an abundant collection of maps, plans, and reconstructions. This work explains the purpose of each section of the pyramid complexes, using diagrams, large color photos and information on archaeological relics.
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The age of the pyramids 26351780 bc page
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Abusir Amenemhat III Ancient name archeological bas-reliefs blocks of limestone boat burial chamber Cairo Museum construction courtyard Dahshur deceased decorated depicting descending corridor dignitaries discovered Djoser complex east side Egyptian el-Lisht enclosure wall entrance excavations Faiyum false door stela Fifth Dynasty Fourth Dynasty funerary apartments funerary temple granite Heb-sed Horus Khafre Khafre's king known Length of side limestone blocks located Lower Egypt lower temple Mariette mastaba Meidum Mereruka monument necropolis Neferefre Neferirkare Nile Old Kingdom Original height Pepy period Petrie pharaoh Plan Principal titles processional ramp pyramid of Amenemhat pyramid of Khufu pyramid of Menkaure Pyramid of Teti pyramids of Giza Queen rectangular reign remains royal Sahure Saqqara sarcophagus satellite pyramid scenes secondary pyramids sector Sekhemkhet serdab shaft slabs Sneferu solar barge south side Sphinx statues step pyramid stone structures Third Dynasty tomb Tura limestone unfired brick Upper Userkaf valley temple Vestibule west wall